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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Jun 22, 2006 12:43pm
Forum: etree Subject: Feature request: feature requests. :)

Seems we're seeing a lot of repeat requests for stuff that's already in the feature queue for the developers...is there any chance the "To-Do List" at http://www.archive.org/todo.php could be repurposed to show the requests for the new system? It seems the old list has stagnated and Jon cleared out a bunch of them in reference to an "internal list" a year and a half ago.

That way you'd have a central list of what's been asked for so you can refer folks there instead of having to keep repeating that it's been requested. Just a thought. :)

--Dave

[original posting date, 5/19/2006]

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-06-22 19:43:08

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Poster: caj Date: May 20, 2006 1:53am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

Lost feature? the "on this date..." shows. I could get a new variety of stuff to check out everyday. It would encourage me to browse playlists of bands I wouldn't likely sample, based on the "band list" view. Plus, I got to hear where my favorites were on this date....

I know it was a just a saved query- if you could post it, I will copy and paste it repeatedly. 19?? may 20 AND ... someone knows exactly what I am talking about.

also, I prefer to use winamp for the EQ- not all my systems are hi-end... so please fix the multiple file formats problem as soon as possible. song1.mp3> song1.vbr> song1...

thanks for all the tunes!

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Poster: Tom4Panic Date: May 22, 2006 3:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

Diana,

PLEASE ADD SOURCE INFO TO THE SEARCH RESULTS PAGES!!!!!

This is very, very important in determining wether to down load the show or not!!!!!

Please! I beg of you!

- Tom

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 22, 2006 4:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

As of yesterday, there's a little treat now that I guess you did not notice yet: Get some search results for anything. Then go to the bottom right of the results page and click that one new option. Not the thumbnails one, the other one! ;)

I wasn't going to mention it until the Taper one was added too, but there's the spoiler.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 22, 2006 5:13am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

very very nice - that IS a big help. thank you

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Poster: Tom4Panic Date: May 22, 2006 5:35am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

Thank you! Thank You! That is extremely helpful in searching for shows! Thanks again!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 22, 2006 5:46am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

BTW it's Jon Aizen who gets the applause on this, not me! :)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 22, 2006 8:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

Jon - serious reps to you man - thanks for the help!!! Diana - u ain't so bad either :)

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Poster: caj Date: May 24, 2006 2:14am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

please- a sample query for "on this date..."

thanks,

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 24, 2006 4:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

You mean like "This Day in History" (matching month, day):

put into search box, changing both 05-24 to suit MM-DD:
collection:etree date:(19??-05-24 OR 20??-05-24)

Results url will be of form:
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Aetree%20date%3A%2819%3F%3F-05-24%20OR%2020%3F%3F-05-24%29

I can't put a generalized link on the front page because it changes every day, but I put a search tip- to appear soon, try a refresh in >1 hr.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-05-24 11:18:23

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Poster: caj Date: May 27, 2006 2:26am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

thank you. almost exactly. too much to ask for the "ORDER BY band" syntax? I appreciate everything you're doing for us!
Craig

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 27, 2006 2:29am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

If you can think of a way to structure such a query, post a tip here.

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Poster: xtifr Date: May 27, 2006 5:02am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

Adding "&sort=/metadata/creator" to the end of the URL seems to produce the desired results. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any way to structure that as a query. You have to submit the query, and then paste that in at the end of the URL for the resulting page, which is a bit much to ask of people.

The Archive actually provides very powerful and useful sorting capabilities, but absolutely no easy way to use them! Even the "Advanced Search" page lacks any option to choose how your results will be sorted. :(

As an interim measure, the Archive could add "Creator" to the "Sort Results by" box on the search results page, which would solve the immediate problem--although it might be overkill.

And, in the meantime, clicking on "Collection" in the "Group Results by" box provides slightly more useful results. The bands still aren't sorted, but at least shows by a given band are (mostly) grouped together, except for those that randomly get tossed in the "etree" group, and those that get hidden behind the "See all results in XXX" links. :/

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jul 3, 2006 7:48am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

Thanks to Deadhead heatmizer999 we now have a general version of This Day in History clickable link for LMA above (without having to contruct your own query) and a GD-specific one in the separate Grateful Dead collection.

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Poster: PhunkyZen Date: Jun 6, 2006 5:50am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

My only feature request is that the loseless .ZIP link gets put on the details page of the items.

Curently, it's there right after you import the item, but it disappears after the derivations are made.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: May 19, 2006 1:29am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

The way we've been doing it is having the LMA curators read the forum posts so the engineers don't have to. We organize the mass of requests (complaints) and pass it on in a coherent format. Until things "level out" this is probably the best way to save them time. At that point, we will certainly ask to clean out that current to-do list.

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2006-05-19 08:29:16

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jul 3, 2006 7:47am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

Here is a sample of some outstanding user requests and bug reports- over time, some will be doable/addressable, and some not. This is just a public summary so people can see the scope of what's asked, and also maybe avoid redundant req's on some major ones. For some background or more detailed discussion on some of them, try searching the forum for older posts.

Engineers are not just working on these, they are doing some other important/priority backend stuff too. Like, arranging additional space.

Some bugs:
* Stream links on left hand side, not flash player- contain redundant lines (vbr/64K)
* Chipmunk speed on flash player streams for new derivs- fixed overall, but many derivs 5/11-22/06 need individual repair (~200 still on to-do list)
* Zips aka whole-show "Lossless" links often not available- please note *deliberate* for now in many cases

Some features:
* Browse band/year, top user req: some closer analogue of old version of old browse page- 6/5/06, a feature is now available from any band's "Collection" page, as "Browse by Year."
* Better help understanding/finding checkout link later
* More Customizable SE- filter to items with mp3s/streams; view source field instead of description field (setlists) [source view toggle added- still need taper field]; have that source view on "other copies" links; ditch "relevance" default; reverse-date sort option via click without manually tweaking url; shows pages of results across top as well as bottom; change color?
* display uploader of item, publicly on item
* once zip/whole show d/l function is back, add txt/md5 to it
* Autoresponse: Ability to opt out of messages like "Your item has been reviewed"
* Better guidance on Licensing confusion
* Streams: true gapless streaming, ogg streams

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-07-03 14:47:16

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: May 19, 2006 3:20am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

avoid redundant req's on some major ones

Thanks Diana - my intentions exactly. Feel free to edit/bump this thread as needed so it stays visible. :)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 15, 2006 12:15pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

* Zips aka whole-show "Lossless" links often not available- please note *deliberate* for now in many cases

out of curiosity - why would this be deliberate?? naturally, i am concerned with the older Kimock and Lotus shows. not a knock on the archive - just wondering since i am computer stupid.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Jun 15, 2006 12:20pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

We were low on disk space after the move finished until they had time to convert all the old servers into free space. Lossless zips are big.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 15, 2006 12:25pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

judging from your response (thank you) - i guess that these will be made available at some future date?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Jun 15, 2006 2:26pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

I'm hoping so. It's low priority right now though, there are obvious workarounds. (FTP, DownThemAll etc..) :)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 15, 2006 3:30pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Feature request: feature requests. :)

yeah - i haven't tried those avenues yet. Will have to take a stab at that. Shouldn't be too tough for a computer moron like me :)
I get the idea it may take awhile. Still no problem though, if one wants it bad enough, one will take a route even if slow.
Thanks for answering, man. be the music :)

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